The Gospel of Mark is “good news” housed in a story. Life in Christ as described in Mark is a process whereby one is asked to ponder seriously the words and the works of Jesus. The lessons are found in parables and miracles. But in the end, the story does not take place in mere human intellect or will. Instead, Mark’s story climaxes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, as countless onlookers mock the very words and work of Jesus. Humanity reviles what Jesus stands for. This commentary on Mark invites readers to enter into this story, to listen, to watch, and process the way God speaks words of life.
- Title: Wesleyan Bible Commentary: Mark
- Author: David Smith
- Publisher: Wesleyan Publishing House
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 288
About David Smith
David Smith is associate professor of biblical studies and chair of the religion and philosophy division at Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds an M.A. in biblical studies and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England.